Bon Appetit – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there! Today I´m sharing yet another Canvas Corp layout with you. This one is about food. Well, who does not like good food? I know I do. And very often we have special memories from places we had special foods at – what better way to capture those memories than to create a layout about them.

These photos were taken from our day trip to a very popular Austrian wine region called Wachau. They have gorgeous wine gardens and scenery there AND good food :). The Farmhouse Kitchen collection is just perfect for those foodie shots!! Here is my layout with a little step-by-step:

I first chose my photos, assemblied them onto the ivory cardstock and then cut two various sized paper strips from the Farmhouse Kitchen on Kraft paper. I also chose a turquoise strip of lace to go with the papers.

Next I took some Baseboard and Chalkboard mists (blue, red and green) and applied them one tone after another onto an acrylic block.

After applying the spray paint onto the block I quickly pressed the colour onto the ivory cardstock and let it soak into the paper. This way it formed totally random patterns onto the background and added interest. I´ve also added some random splatters in the same colours here and there.

Next I used a 7gypsies stamp and stamped the word “seriously” several times onto the area where the photos would be going to be later. I also added some black Glimmer Glaze splodges here and there for additional interest and let those air dry.

While the paint was drying I fussy cut some additional images from the Farmhouse Kitchen on Kraft paper to later add them onto the layout next to my photos.

Here you can see how I added the fussy cut images. There are also some Gypsy Moments roses in there – I´ve fussy cut those from a small file folder piece. The numbers are also by Canvas Corp. Oh, and the lovely red and ivory polka dot paper is also from their paper selection – I´ve just punched some bigger and smaller flowers out of it and added them for addtional decoration.

I´ve added some wood veneer to go with the papers as I think they make a perfect pair :). These are all from my stash. And this is how my finished layout looks like:

If I now got you interested in the region and typical Austrian food/wine, here is a link for you to see some general information and here some more details about the Wachau region.

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Trust your journey – Canvas Corp Brands

Sometimes it is so hard to see the deeper meaning of the twists and turns of our life, don´t you think? And it is a good thing that we cannot see what lies ahead of us! But I have been told that life just does not throw all those things in our face for the fun of it, no, there is always a reason for everything. But the way life rolls, we just sometimes are not able to see the “why” in that particular moment. Usually we see the deeper meaning of those happenings much, much later.

Sometimes we struggle and even fall, and those things teach us something about ourselves and life in general. Sometimes it is hard to trust the journey. I need to remind myself once in a while that I need to learn to trust the journey I am at. This is what this page is about. And since it is a very personal page, I´ve added lots and lots of journaling, however it is well hidden behind the folder :). I´ve also created a little step-by-step how I went along creating this layout:

I have chosen a Board and Room Gypsy Moments paper as my background. The Gypsy Moments collection is by Canvas Corp. First I applied some gesso with an old credit card thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto the background and let it dry.

Then I did some black background stamping over the gessoed areas and after that I added some black Glimmer Glaze paint splatters onto the background and let those air dry.

Next I added some pink and brown Glimmer Glam splodges here and there. I applied the paint with a paint brush by dabbing it.

Next I spray inked some white flowers and a white clay flower (which I chose not to use in the end) with purple Glimmer Mist and bold red Plain Jane Simply Sheer mist.

I then inked some chipboard images with pink and brown Distress Ink to give them more interest.

Now that my background elements were ready, I started layering some pink burlap, some wire and a Gypsy Moments File Folder onto the layout. I also added some golden yarn, the chipboard elements and stickers in clusters around the file folder. I wrote the journaling inside the file folder. There is plenty of space in there for that :).

I folded the flowers in half and tucked them underneath the file folder and applied some glitter glue over them as well as over the chipboard pieces. If you look closely, you can see that I have added some hand drawn leaves here and there to go with the chipboard. Just a fun additional detail on the background.

I added some word stickers here and there to go with the title. Together they add to the journaling and actually also form a quote of their own. A golden clothespin is holding the photo on it´s place. And finally, this is the end result:

This is quite a different kind of layout to what I usually do, but I had a feeling that these papers need a little bit of a different take on them and I like my shabby chic kind of layout a lot!

Thanks for stopping by!!
xxx, Sanna